Workforce Management

The healthcare market is considered resistant to economic recession, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to hire and keep good workers when dollars are in short supply. Hospitals and clinics often outsource business processes such as clinical documentation and billing and revenue cycle, while working to retain care professionals and other core staff. Despite recent economic downturn, healthcare remains one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the United States.

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The New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City are calling for applications for a second round of healthcare startups for its New York Digital Health Accelerator, a program designed to make New York a hub for the emerging digital health technology industry.
April 4, 2014
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In its second analytics buy in the past three months, GE Healthcare will acquire Montreal-based CHCA Computer Systems, which develops operating room management technology.
April 2, 2014
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While more and more doctors are gaining access to and adopting mobile health tools, many nurses are left to deal with legacy systems and are filling the gaps with their own smartphones. That could be changing soon.
March 31, 2014
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Having IT is a necessity for hospitals, but for many, having an IT team to support that technology is a luxury. Here are some tips from experts on creating an IT team on a budget. The most obvious option is to replace some full-time IT employees with contract workers.
March 27, 2014
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Hospitals know they must keep their physicians engaged, but often find themselves at a loss as to how to accomplish this. Daniel Whitlock, MD, consulting physician with Physician Wellness Services, offers five tips on how to keep physicians engaged.
March 14, 2014
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When it comes to nurses, a couple things go without saying. First, they're absolutely essential to good care delivery. Second -- and this follows from the first -- they're "very, very, very busy people," says David Holland.
March 13, 2014
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One thing became clear in 2013: All leaders across the health system have been challenged to keep pace with change, and the best of them have been driving change. In a year of active mergers and acquisitions, many healthcare organizations need leadership that can facilitate change across complex organizations.
March 13, 2014
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One thing became clear in 2013: All leaders across the health system have been challenged to keep pace with change, and the best of them have been driving change. In a year of active mergers and acquisitions, many healthcare organizations need leadership that can facilitate change across complex organizations.
March 13, 2014
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Recent federal mandates for healthcare information technology have increased demand on the field, boosting the need for educated and knowledgeable staff for health IT projects. But we are seeing an influx of students entering these programs who do not have clinical or information technology backgrounds.
March 3, 2014
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Electronic health record certification has become critical to physician practices, but when it comes to another key piece of software for providers, assurance of of quality and functionality has not been so widely available.
February 28, 2014
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Over the past decade, nursing informaticists have moved from a supporting role at hospitals to one that is mission-critical, said three of the profession's leaders on Sunday at HIMSS14.
February 23, 2014
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If the growth of both the CAHIMS and CPHIMS programs in the U.S. and across the globe is any indication, health IT professionals are increasingly understanding the importance -- and necessity -- of certification in today's complicated standards environment.
February 17, 2014
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Another first for HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services! HIMSS Career Services and the BioDistrict of New Orleans will formally collaborate and create career training opportunities that will support the BioDistrict’s quest to create approximately 22,000 jobs during the next eight to 10 years.
November 26, 2012
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We often find ourselves wondering what else we need to do to manage a successful career. Besides a degree, certification or experience what are the “other” pieces?
November 19, 2012
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HIMSS has placed great emphasis on nurturing “Emerging Professionals” in health IT as defined as those with five years or less work experience in health IT. Hence the HIMSS Emerging Professionals community, now greater than 12,000 strong.
November 12, 2012
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The HIMSS CPHIMS credential continues to become widely accepted as the premier certification for health IT career paths. The HIMSS Annual Conference in New Orleans in 2013 will provide an opportunity for attendees to take a CPHIMS review course as well as sit for the certification exam.
November 5, 2012
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Healthcare and IT jobs supporting these advancements will continue to be the fastest growing career paths. HIMSS realizes the need to support those entering these positions and the Emerging Professionals community has been designed to do just that!
October 29, 2012
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As our HIMSS Annual Conference agenda starts to build out, the HIMSS Career Services Center will be once again in full swing to support our membership.
October 22, 2012
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Registration is now open for the HIMSS13 Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans, La. This year, the venue promises to be even more insightful with keynote speakers of a caliber never before seen under one conference event.
October 15, 2012
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HIMSS is an organization built upon diverse membership and accomplishments. With these varied accomplishments come individuals who have gone above and beyond their various skill sets and helped shape the industry that is evolving today. HIMSS Awards Program is geared to acknowledge these industry leaders with various awards and recognitions.
October 8, 2012
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The upcoming HIMSS Emerging Professionals Masters Class webinar series, a quarterly special series in our monthly Emerging Professionals Community, will be co-hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the AHA.
October 1, 2012
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Partners Healthcare of Boston, Mass., is known nationally and internationally for their medical expertise and setting the pace for healthcare around the world. Now, add to their accomplishments hosting the first HIMSS East Coast Nursing Informatics Institute Day (NII) event.
September 24, 2012
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We continue to see the value of health IT certifications; certifications provide an insight into possible skills not otherwise demonstrated in career positions or roles. HIMSS distinguishes its certification by offering the CPHIMS mark of excellence.
September 17, 2012
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The countdown begins for our Nursing Informatics Institute (NII) Day at Baylor Health Care Systems scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2012.
September 10, 2012
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